Tenure-track Assistant Professor in Mesoamerican Archaeology University of California, Riverside, Department of Anthropology United States

Tenure-track Assistant Professor in Mesoamerican Archaeology


  • Coll of Hum, Arts & Social Sci - Anthropology



Open date: September 7th, 2018
Last review date: November 1st, 2018
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.
Final date: April 1st, 2019

Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.


The Department of Anthropology invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Mesoamerican Archaeology beginning July 1, 2019. We seek applications from broadly trained anthropological archaeologists with expertise in complex societies of ancient Mesoamerica. Candidates will be expected to teach lower-division as well as upper-division and graduate courses, and will pursue an active field or laboratory program in Mesoamerica in which UCR students can participate. The successful candidate would join a diverse faculty committed to research that examines the intersections of power, identity, ideology, gender, class, race, and ethnicity. Salary will be competitive and commensurate with education and experience. A PhD in Anthropology is required at time of appointment.


Complete applications will include a current CV, a cover letter of interest describing current and future research and teaching directions, copies of up to three publications, evidence of teaching excellence, a statement of contribution to diversity, and the names and contact information for three references. Review of applications will begin November 1, 2018, and may continue until the position is filled. Applications and supporting material received by November 1, 2018 will receive full consideration.


Advancement through the faculty ranks at the University of California is through a series of structured, merit-based evaluations, occurring every 2-3 years, each of which includes substantial peer input.


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UCR is a world-class research university with an exceptionally diverse undergraduate student body. Its mission is explicitly linked to providing routes to educational success for underrepresented and first-generation college students. A commitment to this mission is a preferred qualification.


The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


UC Riverside has had major successes in our commitment to recruiting faculty from diverse backgrounds. Across the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences, applicants will find a strong group of faculty that share concerns with race, class, gender, and age dynamics.



Riverside, CA



More information about this recruitment: http://anthropology.ucr.edu/



Document requirements
  • Cover Letter - cover letter of interest describing current and future research and teaching directions

  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Publication

  • Evidence of Teaching Excellence

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity through teaching, research, professional activity, and/or service.

  • additional Publication (Optional)

  • additional Publication (Optional)

  • additional Evidence of Teaching Excellence (Optional)

  • additional Evidence of Teaching Excellence (Optional)

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 3-5 required (contact information only)



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